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WHAT IS THE STRAY BOOTS KETCHIKAN ART WALK?
Stray Boots is a self-guided walking tour that plays out like a scavenger hunt. You play with friends and family on your own schedule and at your own pace, all from your cell phone via the Stray Boots App!
You receive challenges on your cell phone that take you to all the cool art in town, offering information about the artwork as well as stories of Ketchikan’s history and community. Solve each challenge and send in the answer to earn points and learn fun facts about the area!
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
Click the button above and download the Stray Boots app to your smartphone.
Sign into the Stray Boots app with the account you created upon purchasing, load your tour, and you’ll be all set to play! Invite your teammates to follow along and access all the fun facts and features on their own phones.
If you purchased directly in the iPhone app before creating an account, just create a new account, choose the Ketchikan Art Walk, and select “Restore Purchases.” Your tour will sync to your account and be playable whenever you’re ready! (Note: This option is only for iPhone in-app purchases).
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
The Ketchikan Art Walk should take around 2-3 hours to complete depending on your pace, but you’re free to stop whenever you’d like to grab a bite to eat or drink. And if you stop for a snack, don’t worry… your tour never expires! (But we suggest you get playing as soon as possible so you don’t postpone the fun!)
The following businesses are participating in the Ketchikan Art Walk:
Arctic Spirit offers amazing Northwest Coast & Traditional Alaskan Native Artwork. Original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photographs, carving and weaving. Holly Churchill creates intricate woven pieces.
NY Hotel & Café
Head into the NY Hotel & Café to see the mural artists Ray Troll & Halli Kenoyer created in 1997.”In days of yore Creek Street was a bawdy, rollicking, red light district full of fun, danger and wild adventure for many a hapless soul…”
Cape Fox Lodge
Take the funicular up to Cape Fox Lodge. Find the magnificent Council of the Clans totems by Tlingit carver Lee Wallace facing the front of the lodge.
You’ll find an eclectic mix of originals, prints, t-shirts, books, fossils and cool gifts at the Soho Coho where the motto is “Better living through difficult art!”
Locally owned since 1985, Parnassus Books and Gifts features the largest selection of Alaskana in the state and the best of the rest with focus on fiction, how-to, poetry, children’s and travel titles.
Crazy Wolf Studio
Ken Decker, Tsimshian artist from Ketchikan, is a member of the Wolf clan. Creating Northwest Coast design art for more than 20 years, Ken works in various genres of art ranging from designed drums to bentwood boxes and more.
Julie’s Fine Jewelry
Julie’s Fine Jewelry has handcrafted, locally made jewelry by Ketchikan artists. In the 1800s, prospectors stopped in Ketchikan on their way to find this element.
Twisted Tree was opened in 2011 by the Hoyt family. Everyone in the family is an artist and they even collaborate on their house-designed t-shirts! Don’t miss this shop where fashion meets art.
Starboard Frames & Gifts
A custom picture framing business with an extensive gallery, Starboard Frames & Gifts features favorite local artists & photographers as well as ARTful accessories for you & your home. Starboard Frames & Gifts works to encourage emerging artists & crafters.
Art café and favorite local gathering place, The Point has stunning panoramic beachfront views of Gravina Island and the Tongass Narrows.